Suggested Groups near Napa, CA
Wine Country Social Club (ORIGINAL) NOT ADDING MEMBERS
Wine Country Social Club is an active but private group and NOT ADDING MEMBERS. Although events show up on the meetup.com calendar they are not available to the public meetup members. Meetup sends emails to members they select about upcoming events. The email isn't coming from WCSC.
North Bay Millennials
The North Bay Millennials welcome all social 20- to 30-somethings who enjoy meeting like-minded people. Events are primarily in Napa, Sonoma and Solano Counties, but our group is open to people from all areas. Join us for happy hours, music festivals, hiking, trivia/game nights and more. We look forward to hanging out!
Senior Walkabouters & Adventure Group "SWAG"
Santa Rosa, CA
2021 Covid update: Fully vaccinated members may want to bring a mask to the hike and wear it when encountering someone whose vaccination status is in question. Any member or guest not vaccinated must always wear a mask.
SWAG had its beginning in April 2012 when our original leader, Wendy realized it was time for her and many of us to either get in shape or back into shape. And what better way to do that than walking and/or hiking? We started with about 10 people and have grown to over 100 at the time of this writing.
We are a fun group of people who enjoy getting out and doing things together whether it be walking, hiking or any other adventure anyone can think of. It is a great way to get some exercise in, learn more about the local parks in the area and make some truly fantastic friendships along the way.
As most of you know there are a number of hiking groups in this area. We have several hike leaders and a variety of hikes posted. If you are concerned about your fitness level please read the description of the hike or ask questions if details are not posted about the elevation, trail surface and distance. Nyla's hikes are about 4 miles but sometimes include hills up to 500 ft (Foothill, Shiloh). Kebbie generally has longer hikes with more elevation around 800 or 1000 ft.
By signing up for this hike, you agree to the following:
You recognize that there are risks associated with participating in group hikes and assume full responsibility for personal injury. You agree to indemnify and release from liability the leaders of this group against all claims, causes of action, damages, judgments, costs or expenses, including attorney fees which may arise.
As with most groups there are rules:
Membership: Membership is $3.00 per year -- due within 30 days of signup may be paid online via credit card. Message me if you need to mail the dues. Dues cover the cost of SWAG’s annual fee to 'Meet-Up' and a portion goes to the payment system.
About Attending Events:
1. All events start at the time indicated. We may wait a few minutes if someone knows you are coming but don't count on it (out of fairness to others) as they have planned their schedule to be on time.
2. Please make sure that you click “Yes” to RSVP so the leader knows who and how many will be attending.
3. If you find that you will not be able to attend after stating that you will attend, please change your RSVP to “No” – even if that is at the last minute.
4. There will be many events posted that you either cannot attend or do not want to attend. That is perfectly alright. But please, you DO NOT have to RSVP No if you do not plan on attending. Just delete the email invitation.
5. Please read the descriptions of the hikes. If there are hills and you cannot do hills for whatever reason it is probably best to not RSVP.
6. Remember that everyone accepts responsibility for themselves. This means knowing and accepting your capabilities; wearing proper clothing; bringing your own water and snacks.
7. Please check the website prior to the event in case there are any changes. This is especially important during bad weather or fire season.
8. Note regarding personal responsibility. If you decide to attend the Senior Walkabout Adventure Group you are responsible for your own safety. Leaders, organizers and other hikers are regular community members like yourselves not experts and they are not liable for any injury that you may sustain while attending or hiking with the group.
We do not charge per event. However, there may be times in which you might be required to pay for parking or an entrance fee due to the venue. Those fees are paid directly to the venue.
Please note that the leaders and organizers are all volunteers. They are not paid and most do not have any training in leading hikes. If you have a problem with any leader please do not comment on that event page. Instead please message Nyla and let her know of the situation that took place.
Now...let's get that SWAG going...
East Bay Golf Group
East Bay Golf Group Meetup
This (Beginner & Intermediate) Meetup group is to have fun and meet new people while playing golf. If you are looking to play golf in a relaxed atmosphere, then this is that type of group. You may be a beginner, or you may have played before, it doesn’t matter. Most members are beginner to intermediate golfers.
The goal is to get outside, play and hopefully improve our game a little bit. We will play at various courses around the East Bay Area. Courses scheduled will be typically 9-hole and some 18-hole courses, often doing scramble to make things a little easier. Feel free to suggest courses for future meetups.
All that's asked is that you show up ready to play when you say you will, repeat no-shows can be kicked from the group. Also, please be familiar with basic etiquette and rules of golf, including pace of play. Please be aware that no instruction or equipment is provided.
And last, but not least, if the course played at has got a bar then you can usually find group members there cooling off with a drink after the round!
Have you noticed that the older we get, the harder it is to meet new people and make strong, quality friendships? This group is for ladies who want a tight group of girlfriends to regularly hang out with. Girls night out, girls night in, wine tasting, brunch, etc. The group is currently open to women of all ages.
In order to respect everyone's time, if you RSVP to a meetup and no call/no show, I will remove you from the group. I understand that things can come up, but please message me to let me know that you will not make it. Let's respect each other and our blooming friendships!
Everyone is encouraged to suggest and organize events!
North Bay Fun And Social (30’s And 40’s)
Santa Rosa, CA
Hello new friends!
Let’s enjoy what Sonoma County and the surrounding areas has to offer! The possibilities are endless! We will do trivia, wine tasting, volunteering, picnics, or a day at the river...And so much more. This is a group for guys and gals, single or married, in your 30s or 40s that like to get out and explore, all while having fun and meeting new people. Have an idea for a meet up? Let me know!
I look forward to getting to know you all.
The SOCIALIZERS - Over 50 - Vacaville
We are over 50, Fun and Active, and Looking for new adventures, activities and friends to get out and play with. This group Welcomes All Men and Women with the only requirement being Over age 50. Singles and Couples Are WELCOME!
We try to hold 3 to 4 activities each month. Some ideas we may explore are new restaurants, paint nights, music and food festivals, day trips to the city, the coast and the Mountains, ballgames, game nights, kayaking, hiking, wine tasting, casinos, dinner and a movie, bowling, golf driving ranges, live theater, music venues, art galleries, museums and travel, etc. etc, etc. We are open to any and all suggestions from members. All ideas are welcome and encouraged. Life is so short! Let's go make some new friends and great memories.
Regarding Pets and children. While we love both, this is a social group for adults over 50. Our events are not suitable to either pets or children. For liability reasons please do not bring them to our events.
Please make sure that your profile has a picture of YOU! And Please RSVP and Participate. This group will succeed if members actively participate in events. Members inactive for more than 6 months will be deleted.
Be sure to check the Event on the day of in case of any changes or cancellations. Events with low participation may be cancelled on short notice.
In order to help defray any Meetup costs, a $1 contribution per person per event is greatly appreciated. AND, If you are carpooling to an event Please be sure to compensate your Driver for Gas. Suggested contribution to drivers will be stated in the information of each event.
NO SHOW POLICY: Please have the courtesy to change your RSVP if your plans change and you cannot attend an event. Myself and others will be looking for you and wondering where you are. Also, some events require reservations and the businesses we have booked with are expecting a certain number of people. No one likes to be stood up. No Shows may result in termination of group membership.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER AND LIABILITY INFORMATION: By joining this group, RSVP'ing to events, and attending events, you are confirming that you have read, understand and accept the following:
1. Attending events held by Vacaville Over 50 Socializers is voluntary by you as a member. Participation in any activity with us is at your own risk.
2. By joining Vacaville Over 50 Socializers as a member you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Vacaville Over 50 Socializers, its organizers, co-organizers, assistant organizers, event hosts, and other members from all claims or liability of every type (including court costs and legal fees) for injury or death to any person or for damage to property, loss of personal property or any other wrongful act arising out of or relating to your participation as a member. This agreement applies to you and to other persons (as your guests) who may accompany you in these endeavors.
3. You also agree that while participating voluntarily in the group, you expressly waive any and all such claims against each and every other member in the group, including without limitation any and all claims against the group organizer, co-organizers, assistant organizers, and event hosts.
· 4. Vacaville Over 50 Socializers may hold events involving a variety of different activities. These events can be dangerous and pose a risk to Vacaville Over 50 Socializers members and guests. By participating voluntarily in the group you understand that you are responsible for your own safety.
· 5. Any social events that Vacaville Over 50 Socializers sponsors and holds will fall also under the same Disclaimer and Liability guidelines listed above.
Sonoma County Wanderers
Santa Rosa, CA
Welcome to The Wanderers! You have just discovered Sonoma County's most active hiking group! We love to hike...during the week, the afternoon, the weekend and even by the light of the full moon! If you love to hike, you have just found your new home! But the most important part of this message is to FIND A HIKE and sign up...NOW! I've found that the newcomers that jump right in and start hiking are the ones that become a strong part of our Wanderer hiking community.
We are about the journey as well as the destination. We are striving to meet the hikers that fall into the middle zone...people that enjoy moderate mileage with moderate altitude gain with a challenge thrown in occasionally at a moderate pace! We are a group that wants to explore and constantly include new hikes while doing our favorites on a regular basis. Although we have members as young as 12, most of our members fall in the 45-70 year old range.
Our outings will normally be in the 5-14 mile range. We are looking for people that are looking to improve their fitness level or are maintaining their current level. If you are a moderate hiker that is hiking frequently you will find our hikes quite enjoyable. If you are a new hiker or have recently just got back to hiking then our pace might be challenging for you at first until you fully get back into wandering on the trails. We do average a speed of 2.5-3.0 mph and we keep going. We wait at trail junctions and those of you in the front will have to wait and those of you in the rear will find that the group starts off when you are safely within sight. Oh and YES, there will be altitude gain included in almost every hike. You will need to be comfortable and happy with walking uphill. You also will need to be steady on your feet for the down hills. Once again, we stop briefly to keep the group together from time to time but we do keep going with the exception of our lunch/snack break.
A word of caution-if you haven't been hiking regularly you will need to give yourself some time and consistent participation to be comfortable with the group's pace. Most people that start with us think our pace of 2.5-3.0 is fast until they have completed 4-5 hikes. Don't get discouraged after one hike. A common comment I get from new hikers is that they didn't have time to enjoy the scenery. Trust me....as you continue with the group, you will find yourself being very comfortable with the pace and will fully enjoy the scenery.
Our group size is limited so please DO NOT sign up for a hike unless you are 100% sure you will be there. If you cancel last minute (after 5pm the preceding day) or are a no-show then we will need to excuse you from the group. If you take a spot, that means that someone else is not able to hike. Make sure to show up!
We are about hiking. If you are into plant, mushroom, scat or bad mood studies then this group is not for you. Although we love pictures and encourage photographs, if you are having a hard time staying with the group, you will need to let others take the photos until you find yourself able to keep up.
I'm not a professional hiker or guide and I don't have specialized training in first aid so I need to hold everyone completely responsible for their own safety and well-being. What I do have is a love of the outdoors and a desire to be there..whenever possible. I also have knowledge of many local hikes and am ALWAYS exploring new ones! Come join me and we will simply enjoy this gorgeous area that we live in, find new adventures, laugh, talk and probably learn something new every hike while making new friends.
Please don't get discouraged if the first couple of hikes seem hard. Just keep on joining in. If there is one thing I know, the fun, health benefits and confidence arrive in spades, with repetition.
P.S. We are hiking under covid conditions so bring a mask and be prepared to step off the trail to maintain a distance from others. You are responsible for your own health and safety during COVID conditions.
The Contra Costa County Moms Meetup Group
THIS GROUP IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO NEW MEMBERS
The CCC Moms Group is a wonderful, supportive group of Moms who enjoy each other's company during twice weekly park playdates in Central Contra Costa County. We have weekly music groups, monthly Girls Night Out, family nights, field trips, quarterly book club, and other seasonal activities. We're a very active group; members MUST be interested in meeting and forming friendships with other moms and attend at LEAST one meetup per month.
•This group is open to stay at home moms and working moms (including moms-to-be) of children from newborn to those in kindergarten.
•All park meetups are at 10am (We have one Saturday morning and one Afternoon playdate per month)
•To help build relationships we have a limit of 125 members
•Membership is $20 per year (September thru September) and is payable via private PayPal. We do not accept cash.
Making friends can seem intimidating and hard, but it doesn't have to be! Come frequently to meetups, be social and friendly, and the rest will fall into place naturally. We are a drama free organization, so keep in mind common rules of courtesy, and you will find some wonderful friendships here.
WOMEN'S CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
Santa Rosa, CA
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS: WOMEN IN LIFE, LAUGHTER, AND CONVERSATION.
This is a friendship group for those who want to build relationships with positive, conscientious women. Our activities may include walks, movies, road trips, comedy, music, art, museums, theater, dining out.
Conversation Circles: When the weather is good, we will meet at local parks for walks, picnics, and conversation circles. Our conversations will often just be social but I might also suggest a topic ahead of time so we can take a deep dive into a (non political) subject. During more structured conversations, I will act a moderator to ensure all voices are heard and to ensure we remain positive and thoughtful. BRING A CHAIR!
Santa Rosa, CA
The purpose of this group is to allow people to feel a balance of solitude and togetherness in nature. Along with moments of silence, the hike will also provide ample time for conversation and connection with others.
We will hike at a moderate pace and take moments to stop and observe our surroundings. You don't need to be an elite athlete to join our hikes, but we do expect a certain amount of fitness to climb hills and to hike the mileage and altitude listed for the hike.
This group is for fun, active, adventurous people who want to meet others. We hike, camp, backpack, kayak, stand up paddle, ice skate, and anything else we want to do.
Our goal is to create a fun, active environment where like-minded people can enjoy the outdoors.
Sonoma County Fifty-Plus Singles
Santa Rosa, CA
What we're "about": We are.........
• Single people 50 years of age and older, interested in connecting with other 50+ singles in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. (Note: Not 50 yet? We appreciate your interest in us, but we respectfully request that you honor our membership guidelines. Thanks!)
• Unfortunately, as we are all aware, getting together in person these days is pretty much out of the question. Hopefully in the not too distant future that will be happening again. But until that time please feel free to log in to the Zoom get togethers held on Wednesday and Friday evenings. Those are always posted on the calendar or the events listings. Yep it is BYOD (bring your own drink whatever that might be). This is a great way to meet some of the others that have either been in the group for a long time or maybe some of the other new people.
If you have ideas for anything else we might try please either message Kendra via meetup or post it in the discussion board.
I know we are all looking forward to the day that we can once again go out and see each other in person. That day will come at some point in time. In the meantime please, everyone, stay safe and healthy!
• About gathering with others to explore all that northern California has to offer: hiking, biking, golfing, kayaking, dancing, show-going, game-watching, brunching, lunching, "wining" and dining, or just hanging out and making new friends. Our members are "up for" and "down with" almost anything that's fun and easy to access, at places that welcome 2 or 200.
Most of all, we're about helping YOU connect with others in friendship and fun!
Your annual dues are $5. You can pay through the site or via check (Note: If sending a check, email John, the Organizer, for specific directions). Dues help to cover our organization's dues to the national Meetup-dot-com organization, maintain our PO box, and contribute a bit to a general event fund. Read more about our dues when you join and create your profile.
About Attending Gatherings:
To RSVP: Just click on the event title and then click "Yes" to RSVP.
Can't attend after all? Just return to the site and change your RSVP to "No." (Then, accept heart-felt thanks from the event Organizer for helping us to keep RSVPs realistic. No one wants to be in charge of saving 20 seats only to have 10 people show up.)
Is there an event charge? Nope. We generally DON'T CHARGE for our events, unless there's a special requirement from the venue.
How Events Get Scheduled:
ANY member can post and organize an event! Got something special in mind? We invite you to check out our hosting guidelines (see PDF link below) to learn about the responsibilities.
SEE YOU SOON!
Sonoma County Friendship Network - Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa, CA
OFF-line, IN-person, Social events for women living in and around Santa Rosa. Get back to making friends, laughing heartily and having fun!
The sole purpose of this group is to offer social networking opportunities (coffee, brunch, lunch, etc ) for women to connect and build friendships. Sales persons and others looking to find new "clients" are STRONGLY discouraged from joining this group. You will be identified, eliminated and disgraced. Consider yourself forewarned.
1. The age range of this group is mainly 40s-70s. If you are younger than this, your friendship networking opportunities will be VERY limited.
2. Due to the intimate settings of our gatherings, at this time our events will be open to Vaccinated members only.
Now... with all that behind us... Let's get started ladies... we have some friend making to do!
Meet in the Middle Hikers
Santa Rosa, CA
Want to go on 9 to 12(ish) mile adventures with a group fun and easy going people/hikers from Sonoma and Marin Counties? Then this is the group for you. We will be leading different hikes from the Sonoma Coast to Marin (and maybe occasionally Napa or the East Bay) with some occasional camping and kayaking trips on the agenda. Please note we are a relatively fast paced group usually moving at a 3 mile per hour pace, unless it's really hot and the hike is really strenuous in which case we are closer to 2.5 miles/hour.
Also, please note that when you see a large # of RSVPs for a hike (i.e. 15-17) we won't actually ever have a group of that size on the day of the hike. We generally end up with between 8-12 people on our hike days. So don't be intimidated by the group size you may see on some hikes :). Also, if a hike is 'full' it is almost guaranteed that if you get on the waiting list, you'll be added before the hike as people always cancel in the week and days before a hike!
Bay Area - Hike On!
Pleasant Hill, CA
Anyone interested in a fun social hiking experience, should consider joining our friendly group. The hikes are mostly moderate in difficulty, though more challenging hikes (and some easy) are often posted (and identified as such). The hikes are usually 6 to 10 miles in length (3 to 5 hours) in the San Francisco Bay Area, primarily in the East Bay (e.g. Walnut Creek, Oakland, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Antioch). We hike as a group at a moderate 20 to 23 minute pace, stopping intermittently to keep the group together. Dogs are welcome on most of our hikes where the parks/trails permit.
The Bay Area has a number of incredibly beautiful regional and state parks. Joining a group such as ours is the best way to be introduced to the diverse outdoor adventures available in our wonderful area. There is no cost to join the group or attend the hikes. I do request you post a recognizable picture of yourself.
Diablo Valley Homeschool Group
***Please note that all prospective members must first meet with the organizers at an event within 30 days of applying before membership requests are approved. Once you submit your information to join you will be contacted by one of our organizers with upcoming event information to attend. Please make sure to check your Meetup Messages so you don't miss out!***
This community is focused on healthy, long lasting friendships and shared learning. The purpose of this group is to bring together families in the Contra Costa County and surrounding areas to build friendships, a support network, and cooperative learning opportunities.
Our Code of Conduct: Because we have a multi-age group, we remind all families, especially the older children, that they are influencing the younger crowd and so we ask that they act appropriately. Our group does not allow name-calling, or destructive/disrespectful behavior. We are building a community of friends and we expect that everyone act in a respectful way (this pertains to children and adults).
Who are we? We are a group of families who share a passion for teaching our children through homeschooling. Our group is focused on school aged children (K-12) but younger siblings are welcome. We believe that children of all ages socializing together is a part of healthy development.
What do we do? We have weekly park days in the Contra Costa County areas. Additionally we have monthly Mom's Night Out and sometimes extend that to Parents' Night Out and Family Fun Nights. It is our goal to have other activities such as nature walks, movie nights, even co-op learning groups available for families to participate in. Families may participate in any and all events, but are welcome to opt out of any that don't meet their families needs or interests. We do require that all families attend a MINIMUM of one park day per month. This ensures building strong, lasting friendships.
When do we meet? We get together every Friday at 10 A.M. in the summer and 10:30 A.M. in the winter for weekly park day play groups. Additional events will be scheduled at various times.
Where do we meet? For most events we meet somewhere in the East and Central areas of Contra Costa County. We may occasionally schedule field trips that are outside of the county as well.
How can your family participate? Join our group! We are always looking to make great connections for children and parents - the more the merrier! Send us a request to join and tell us a little bit about your family. Then come to a meetup and start making connections!
Membership fees - We do require all families to pay membership fees of $10 per family for the year. For all new incoming families, you will have a 3 month probationary period to check out our group, make new friendships and discover if our group is a good fit for your family. At the end of that 3 month period, new families are required to pay the membership dues to stay active members.
Walnut Creek - Hiking, Biking, Happy Hour
Walnut Creek, CA
This is a social, active group, and we want to get to know you, so it's REQUIRED you provide a picture of your face or we will not be able to approve you.
Greetings! Anyone can join.
Looking for like-minded people who want to participate in a variety of events such as hiking, biking (fun rides), kayaking, fitness/boot camps, wine tasting, picnics/BBQs, live music, dancing, happy hours, movies, bowling, camping, rafting, day trips (SF, Napa, Monterey, etc.), weekend excursions (Tahoe, Vegas Baby!), comedy clubs, sporting events, networking, new friendships and what else? We are very open to suggestions!
Don't be shy! Join in on the fun! Invite your friends, too! We are a mix of active single AND couples that want to expand/build their network of friendships with people who like to do similar activities. We want people who are really active. We're simply trying to gather a bunch of truly fun, active, kind people, who actually like to go have fun, mingle with others, and try new things.
CoCo County Social Club
Pleasant Hill, CA
CoCo County Social Club is a social hang out group for people in Contra Costa County and the surrounding areas. The main goal of the group is for people to get out of the house, meet new people and have a good time. A lot of our events do include some element of drinking so we do require that members be of legal drinking age. Besides that, anyone looking for a good time is welcome. A list of our regular types of events are: game nights at bars, dancing, movie nights, theme parks, beach trips, hiking, picnics/potlucks, pub crawls, mini golf, lazer tag, etc. We are very open minded about the types of events that we do and willing to try new types of events. If you have a suggestion for an event, feel free to post it in the discussions. If an event organizer likes the idea, it might happen. We want everyone to have a fun time in a safe, inclusive environment. To that point, we are not a singles group. We understand that there are a lot of single people in the group and romantic connections might happen, but we politely ask that you do not make it a goal while attending our events. We don't want any member to feel uncomfortable at an event, so please keep such activities outside of the group. Any questions or concerns, feel free to contact an organizer.